The Lord's Move to Africa

Benin

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated February 19, 2020

No. of localities: 1
No. of saints in church life: 174

Country Profile

Location: West Africa, bordering the Bight of Benin, between Nigeria and Togo 
Geographical Size: land: 110,622 sq km, water: 2,000 sq km Climate: tropical; hot, humid in south; semiarid in north 
Population: 11,340,504 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.68% (2018 est.) 
Languages: French (official), Fon and Yoruba (most common vernaculars in south), tribal languages (at least six major ones in north) 
Religion: Muslim 27.7%, Roman Catholic 25.5%, Protestant 13.5% (Celestial 6.7%, Methodist 3.4%, other Protestant 3.4%), Vodoun 11.6%, other Christian 9.5%, other traditional religions 2.6%, other 2.6%, none 5.8% (2013 est.) 
Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Porto-Novo (constitutional capital); Cotonou (seat of government) 
Economy: The free market economy of Benin has grown consecutively for four years. Cottonis a key export commodity. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $25.39 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 56,787 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 8,773,044 (2017 est.) Internet users 1,288,336 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA